READER CHOOSES CARS OVER WIFE

BY TOM AND RAY MAGLIOZZI Published: April 30, 2012
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Dear Tom and Ray:

I collect cars from companies that have gone out of business. So far, I have a 1950 Studebaker, a 1950 Hudson, a 1950 Packard, a 1960 Desoto and a 1960 Edsel. My wife says, "Get rid of them, or I will get rid of you." What should I do? I love these cars more than my wife, and I am willing to move out and find a five-car garage somewhere and just sleep on a cot with the cars. Please advise. -- Ron

TOM: I don't know what you want from us, Ron. I think you've answered your own question.

RAY: You love your old cars more than you love your wife. That's kind of pathetic, but at least you're honest with yourself.

TOM: So, our advice is to keep turning the pages of today's paper until you get to the apartment listings, and look for that rarest of listings: the studio apartment with a five-car garage.

RAY: That'll be your temporary housing. When your wife gets the cars in the divorce and sells them for scrap metal, you can move into a more comfortable one-bedroom.

TOM: Or perhaps you'll think better of this plan and consider a compromise, like storing the cars "off site" and visiting them when you're lonely. Good luck, Ron.

Why do unmitigated cheapskates like Tom continue to buy nothing but old clunkers? Find out by ordering Tom and Ray's guide "How to Buy a Great Used Car: Secrets Only Your Mechanic Knows." Send $4.75 (check or money order) to Used Car, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475.

Get more Click and Clack in their new book, "Ask Click and Clack: Answers from Car Talk." Got a question about cars? Write to Click and Clack in care of this newspaper, or e-mail them by visiting the Car Talk Web site at www.cartalk.com.

(c) 2012 by Tom and Ray Magliozzi and Doug Berman

Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.



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